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ARMA helps NARA identify successful RIM practices.

When it comes to records management in the federal government, ARMA International members want government to better understand the impact of emerging technologies, the corporate culture, and outsourcing on the profession. These concerns were the basis of a letter dated February 1, in which ARMA commented on the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Report on Current Recordkeeping Practices within the Federal Government.

NARA's project documented the current recordkeeping and records use environment in federal agencies and intends to use that information to analyze NARA's records management policies and to redesign, if necessary, the scheduling and appraisal process. ARMA's response incorporated comments from many ARMA members and is intended to help NARA identify the impact of current business trends, such as emerging technologies, company downsizing, and outsourcing on RIM programs.

In addition to the comment report, ARMA expressed its willingness to partner with NARA in the ongoing review of evolving RIM practices in the federal government.

A copy of the comment report is available on ARMA's Web site at For background information about the NARA report, visit online12_01.cfm#nine.
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Publication:Information Management Journal
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2002
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